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First ever India-Australia bilateral maritime exercise begins in Vishakhapatnam


First ever India-Australia bilateral maritime exercise begins in Vishakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam, Sep 13 (ANI): The inaugural bilateral maritime exercise between India and Australia, AUSINDEX 15, commenced with an opening ceremony held in Visakhapatnam port. The week-long drill was inaugurated by Flag Officer (Commanding), Eastern Fleet, Rear Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh, and Head, Navy Capability, Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead onboard the INS Shivalik.

The maritime exercises are being held in the Bay of Bengal, off India's eastern coast in two phases. The first phase, harbor phase, held between September 11 and September 15 encompassed briefings and practical demonstrations along with professional interactions.

The sea phase will be held from September 16 to September 19 and will include fleet manoeuvres, gun firings as well as coordinated anti-submarine exercises. The two countries had envisaged defence cooperation in the framework for security cooperation announced by the Australian and Indian prime ministers in 2014. India is also set

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